Veterinary News Headlines

    Vets Now ECC CPD coming to a town near you

    Vets Now has announced the dates for its 2020 UK tour, during which it'll be delivering Specialist-led emergency and critical care CPD for veterinary surgeons and nurses. The programme, which offers six hours of CPD, will cover topics such as damage...

    PDSA urges vets to have their say in latest PAW Report

    The PDSA is calling on vets to take part in its Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report, with a chance to win an annual membership of The Webinar Vet, before the 31st January. You can take part in the survey and share your views on the issues affecting the health...

    RCVS launches 1CPD learning and development platform

    The RCVS has launched 1CPD, a new learning and development platform which replaces the Professional Development Record (PDR) as a way for veterinary surgeons to plan, record and reflect on continuing professional development (CPD). The College says...

    TVM launches epilepsy 'Lunch and Learn'

    TVM UK has announced that it is offering epilepsy 'Lunch and Learn' sessions in practice, where the company will offer advice on the diagnosis and management of epilepsy and the use of its products Soliphen and Ziapam. Titled ‘The Five Steps of Seizure...

    RCVS fees to go up £24

    The RCVS has announced that the Privy Council has approved a rise to the current annual renewal fees of £24 for UK-practising members, £12 for overseas-practising members and £4 for non-practising members. The College says the increase is needed to...

    First heart disease clinic for puppies and kittens opens in Solihull

    Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service, in Solihull, has launched the UK’s first congenital heart disease referral clinic for puppies and kittens. The clinic will assess cats and dogs under six months old where a heart murmur has been detected...

    Manchester vet reprimanded for inadequate care and advice

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded and given a warning to Dr John Gunn MRCVS, a Manchester-based veterinary surgeon for providing an inadequate level of care and advice regarding a Jack Russell terrier. The Disciplinary Committee, chaired...

    New BEVA primary care clinical guidelines on analgesia

    The Equine Veterinary Journal has published BEVA's new primary care clinical guidelines on analgesia. The guidelines, which have produced by a panel of clinicians and analgesia researchers, summarise the current evidence and offer expert opinion and...

    Webinars to help you maximise the potential of your vet nurses

    The RCVS is to hold three webinars looking at maximising the potential of veterinary nurses and recognising the value of their work. Part of the VN Futures project, the lunchtime webinars will be delivered between February and June 2020 via the Webinar...

    Free feline hypertension and CKD CPD coming up in Watford

    Ceva Animal Health is hosting a free evening CPD meeting on feline hypertension and CKD, at the Hunton Park Hotel in Watford on 18th February 2020, starting with a buffet at 7:30pm. The meeting will be led by Dr Rosanne Jepson BVSc MVetMed PhD DipACVIM...
  • RCVS commits to consult with the profession over proposed changes to standard of proof in disciplinaries

    The RCVS has issued a statement in which it commits to consult with the profession over a proposal to change the standard of proof required in disciplinary proceedings from the criminal standard to the lower civil standard. The proposal seems to have...

    Krka launches Selehold 3-pack range

    Krka has launched a 3-pack range of Selehold, its selemectin-based spot-on. Krka says the new pack, available for cats and for toy, small, medium and large dogs, is designed to offer practices greater dispensing flexibility and to encourage quarterly...

    Dragons Den entrepreneur announced as BSAVA keynote speaker

    Entrepreneur and star of Dragon’s Den, Jenny Campbell has been announced as the Keynote Speaker for BSAVA Congress 2-5 April 2020. As part of an increasing focus on wellbeing at Congress, Jenny will be sharing her thoughts on balancing a successful...

    Veterinary Specialists launch podcasts for pet owners

    Your Vet Specialist , the public face of the British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp), has launched a series of podcasts for animal owners, available via Apple . In the first episode of the series, BCVSp Trustee James Swann speaks to Dr Rosanne...

    Vet Festival announces speaker line up for 2020

    Vet Festival , the annual outdoor learning event for the veterinary team, has announced its speaker line up for 2020, taking place on 5-6th June at Loseley Park in Surrey. The speakers include Aldo Vezzoni , a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery...

    New way for vets to offer video consultations

    VetHelpDirect has announced that it is launching a new video consultation platform through which veterinary practices of all sizes can offer video consultations to their clients. The company is now inviting practices to sign up for the free Beta trial...

    BEVA launches colour-code scheme to tackle equine obesity

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has launched a pilot project to tackle equine obesity. The scheme uses a traffic light colour system of vaccination reminder stickers which veterinary surgeons can place on the front of passports at each vaccination...

    Survey concludes that vets and practice managers lack staff management skills

    A survey of veterinary professionals conducted by the Veterinary Management Group and the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons has concluded that veterinary leaders, chiefly vets and practice managers, lack the man management skills needed to improve...

    Judging panel for new rabbit-friendly vet awards announced

    Burgess Pet Care has announced the full judging panel for its new awards to celebrate the work of rabbit friendly veterinary surgeons, nurses and practices across the UK. The Burgess Excel Vet Awards have three categories: UK Rabbit Vet of the Year;...

    World-renowned neurologist joins Essex referral centre

    Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Essex has recruited Dr Ane Uriarte, an assistant professor at Tufts University in Boston, who will join the centre as the head of neurology and neurosurgery in April. Ane’s research interests lie in the surgical...

    New JSAP review discusses use of intraperitoneal and incisional analgesia

    The latest capsule review from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Global Pain Council (WSAVA-GPC), published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), discusses the use of intraperitoneal (IP) and incisional analgesia...

    VetSurgeon overhauled to raise the standard of clinical information sharing

    VetSurgeon.org has undergone its biggest overhaul since the online community was first launched over a decade ago, specifically to offer a far better platform for clinical discussion than Facebook, and to give referral practitioners a major new incentive...

    Yorkshire-based referral centre wins four RCVS PSS Awards

    Paragon Veterinary Referrals in West Yorkshire has been give an 'outstanding' rating in four different RCVS Practice Standards Scheme Awards: Team and Professional Responsibility, Diagnostic Service, Inpatient Service and Emergency and Critical Care...

    Ceva launches new range of skincare products for cats and dogs

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Douxo S3, a new range of skincare products for cats and dogs. The range comprises four products: Calm, Seb, Pyo and Care. All four contain a new active ingredient derived from Ophiopogon japonicus called ophytrium, which...

    Last chance to nominate a colleague for Petplan Veterinary Awards

    Petplan is making a last call for nominations for its 2020 Veterinary Awards. The deadline for nominations for Practice of the Year, Vet of the Year, Vet Nurse of the Year, Practice Manager of the Year and Practice Support Staff of the Year, is 16th...